No to broadband cap, yes to #betterinternet in the Philippines

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922 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We, Filipino internet end-users, declare that

the Philippine government has failed to provide adequate protection for Filipino internet users in accordance with their rights as citizens and as consumers;

the government has also failed to define "broadband internet" to guide telecommunications companies (telcos) and internet service providers (ISPs) that purportedly provide such services;

the government's so-called telecom regulator has no presence in social media and only very limited contact points to receive complaints;

that telcos and ISPs have not provided fast, reliable and true broadband internet connections;

the same telcos and ISPs have arbitrarily imposed high prices for slow, unreliable and below-par broadband internet connections, if compared to other countries in the region;

the same telcos and ISPs engage or impose in questionable practices such as data-capping, so-called "burstible speeds", long contract periods, pre-termination fees;

the same telcos and ISPs, as well as government, have failed to provide Filipino internet users sufficient venues for redress of grievances, and inferior customer and technical support; and

that the unfortunate situation should not go unchallenged and should be remedied for the benefit of all internet users -- individuals, families, businesses of all sizes, and government;

hereby call on the Philippine government, especially the National Telecommunications Commission, to:

strike the data cap off the draft "memorandum-circular on minimum broadband speeds"

hold nationwide public consultations and hearings to address problems besetting broadband internet users

define "broadband internet" in all its forms;

impose a basic standard of service reliability of 90 percent and broadband internet speed as advertised on all telcos and ISPs;

provide the public a standard protocol and tool to check compliance by telcos and ISPs;

enforce proper billing and end unfair and anti-consumer practices, especially the so-called data-capping, "burstible speeds", long contract periods and pre-termination fees;

open and maintain social media contact points (including Twitter and Facebook) where the public could file complaints and seek redress of grievances;

check the current infrastructure and development plans of telcos and ISPs; and

review the Public Telecommunications Law and the NTC law.

Sponsor

Initiated by Filipino netizens and drafted by Cocoy, Tonyo, Rom and Noemi.

Links

  • Joseph
    Dec 02, 2017
    Dec 02, 2017
    Consumers must have the right to avail the said unli browse of internet for its boastful promos " having only 800 MB a day".
  • Jason Garcia
    Jason Garcia Philippines, Cagayan De Oro
    Nov 24, 2017
    Nov 24, 2017
    petition ko sa mga telco ang gaganid ng mga mukha hnd nmn nila mkkha yn sa kamatayan nila na tanggalin ang "DATA CAP" !
  • Michael Angelo
    Michael Angelo Philippines
    Nov 13, 2017
    Nov 13, 2017
    Remove DATA CAPPING. To enhance security measures of our device and for us to have the latest updates for our device specially for applications we use for our study.
  • Eugene Jason Hinlo
    Eugene Jason Hinlo Philippines
    Nov 01, 2017
    Nov 01, 2017
    Data cap is all about making money its not congestion you sick telcos pldt smart globe sky I hope you get cancer or any disease its time for change stop internet censorship let our voice be heard
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Signatures

  • 2 months ago
    Chris Philippines
    2 months ago
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    Joseph
    3 months ago
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    Jason Garcia Philippines
    3 months ago
  • 3 months ago
    Michael Angelo Philippines
    3 months ago
  • 4 months ago
    Eugene Jason Hinlo Philippines
    4 months ago
  • 4 months ago
    Kiarra Gweneth Manayon Philippines
    4 months ago
  • 4 months ago
    Allen Joy Bondoc Philippines
    4 months ago
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    Jonel Bernardino Philippines
    4 months ago
  • 5 months ago
    Glenn Sapungan Philippines
    5 months ago
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    Giemel Aop Philippines
    5 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    Tim Vargas United States
    6 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Jhun Rex Asis Philippines
    8 months ago
  • 10 months ago
    Alvin Zamora India
    10 months ago
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    Gwendoline Andal Philippines
    10 months ago
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    Patrick Andro Dedel Philippines
    10 months ago
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